Good Use of Old BBQ Carts

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Project by Bricofleur posted 09-06-2009 04:01 AM 5251 views 9 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Instead of throwing away my old BBQ cart, I made good use of it. As shown on the picture, I built a cabinet out of 3/4” MDF to stabilize the flimsy frame of the BBQ stand, added three shelves and installed this small router table, which is dedicated to a chamfering station, and my benchtop router/shaper. I keep the extra shelf for the stock to be milled and/or accessories. I will add at least one drawer in the lower cabinet to store more accessories. A door would have been nice but the wheel would be in the way.

In my basement workshop, it’s important to have my tools on wheels. But his time, at no cost.

To be honest, I also saved two BBQ carts my neighbours threw away last fall, as shown. For more details, check my website at!2ED8F7A23848B4AE!1321.entry

I believe this is good recycling and good use of junk! Practical too!



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#1 posted 09-06-2009 04:03 AM

A very nice recycle job!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#2 posted 09-06-2009 04:05 AM

That’s one hot Idea

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#3 posted 09-06-2009 04:16 AM

Very nice job of recycling. I’ll remember this when I get ready to recycle my BBQ grill.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 09-06-2009 04:27 AM

work for me ,
great idea !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 09-06-2009 04:57 AM

too cool

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#6 posted 09-06-2009 05:07 AM

Now your cooking !

-- I've never met a tool I didn't like ...

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#7 posted 09-06-2009 05:23 AM

absolutely wonderful.

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 08:34 AM

Hey, why not!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#9 posted 09-06-2009 01:46 PM

That’s just dang smart..I like it, great recycling. nice cart..I’m taking my grill apart tomorrow..I haven’t used it in years anyway..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#10 posted 09-06-2009 02:40 PM

I like it. One mans junk is another mans treasure. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#11 posted 09-06-2009 02:49 PM

Absolutely wonderful. I participate in a website called Free Cycle where you can give away unwanted items you may have no more use for or you can ask for items that people have and they are going to throw them away or just don’t want the item anymore. I have asked on there for unwanted BBQ carts on wheels. Just maybe…..

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#12 posted 09-06-2009 03:39 PM

outstanding! Gave me a great idea, stainless router table anyone?

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#13 posted 09-06-2009 03:52 PM

Serge, Great job on recycling. Looks better than when it was a BBQ grill. Very useful. I did that to my old BBQ grill, but for a chop saw. built a top frame from MDF with extension wings and it works perfect. I can roll it around in the shop or take the saw off if I want to take it to a job site. I like your idea even better. I may end up with a shop full of BBQ grills. lol.

-- John @

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#14 posted 09-06-2009 03:52 PM

Another idea. The next BBQ cart I’ll get (should be a gift from a neighbour) will be transformed into a mobile kitchen island. I will keep the frame flat black and I will add a gloss finished pine cupboard within the cart. The top will propably be a butcher block. To be sure it will work and satisfy everyone around here, I brought the third cart you see up there and left it in the kitchen for several days. Everyone agrees !

That should be a nice kitchen island on the cheap and innovative side. Should bring lots of discussions around it ! To be followed…



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#15 posted 09-06-2009 09:43 PM

You did a great job with yours …much fancier than the one I created 12 years ago. It got the job done however , and that’s all that mattered at the time to me : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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